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Memorial Day Weekend Events in the Marin County Area

What to do for Memorial Day Weekend Novato San Rafael CA

Memorial Day, which falls on May 30 this year, is a wonderful holiday where we are given a day to honor and remember those who have died in service for the U.S.  Parades and visits to graveyards are potential ways to honor the departed, but there are also local events surrounding the holiday that include a free music festival, local produce and even a blockbuster movie or two.  Read on see what to do for Memorial Day weekend in the Novato and San Rafael CA areas, which also includes Petaluma and Oakland, among others.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Upcoming Toyota Models: Get Primed for the New Prius, Corolla, Mirai

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It might seem like Toyota is always up to something amazing, because it’s true.  When you think of technological innovation and eco-friendly cars, for example, we’re at the forefront.  And we’re excited to give you a preview of three new or upcoming models that will not only save you money at the pump, but will help save the environment.

The 2017 Toyota Corolla and the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime are set to hit the lot near you.  We’ll look at their features and specs, and we’ll also give you a look at a new kind of car, the type that only Toyota could make, and which has already won an award for conserving the environment.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Parades, Parties, Little Green Men Coming to Marin County

St. Patrick’s Day Events Novato San Francisco CA

If you thought Marin County was a nice place to live already – and it certainly is – then wait until you see the area lit up with holiday cheer for this St. Patrick’s Day, which takes place on March 17, 2016.

Have we got a variety of fun events for you to take in, everything from a parade to a fun run to an event that celebrates little green men of all varieties.  There’s even a scavenger hunt for you to test your skills on as we hand over our list of St. Patrick’s Day events for Novato and San Francisco CA, as well as the rest of Marin County.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Romance and Wine: Valentine’s Day Ideas in the Marin County Area

Top Five Valentine’s Day Ideas Novato and San Francisco CA

Once the dust settles from Christmas and mega-events like the Super Bowl, the next holiday standing is Valentine’s Day.  It’s a more intimate affair, giving you the chance to really show your romantic side.  And to show your creative side, as well – besides going out to a nice restaurant or seeing a show, we have some suggestions for romantic getaways in our top five list of ideas for Valentine’s Day in the Novato and San Francisco CA area, with all of these ideas either in Marin County or Sonoma County. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Prius Stuns the World, Yet Again, at Super Bowl

2016 Toyota Prius Super Bowl Ad and Release Date

This year the Super Bowl turned 50, and so does the combined fuel economy for the Toyota Prius.  The 2016 edition of the best-selling hybrid gets a fuel economy of 54 mpg city, 50 mpg highway, which will save you a bucketful of money – or likely more – over the lifetime of the car.

So why are we talking about the Super Bowl?  During the Feb. 7, 2016 broadcast of the big game, the 2016 Prius was shown off to millions of viewers in a couple minute-long commercials, some of whom know the compact hybrid is good for the environment and your wallet, some who heard about the Prius for the first time.  Read on to see the details of the 2016 Toyota Prius Super Bowl TV ads and the date the latest Prius is released to dealership lots. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Things to Do Over the Holidays in Marin County

Christmas Events San Francisco CA

‘Tis the season to be jolly – and perhaps a little stressed, when the shopping gets frantic and there’s presents to wrap and food to cook.  But for the most part, the holidays are a time for spending valuable moments with loved ones – family and friends – and eating excessive amounts of food at end-of-year parties.

If you’re not booked up the rest of the holidays, here’s some ideas for where you can celebrate the season in Christmas events for the San Francisco area.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Holiday Parades, Light Displays in Marin County

Thanksgiving Parades San Francisco CA

We’re not trying to rush you or anything, but the holidays are almost here, so please forgive us for including some Christmas event ideas before Thanksgiving has officially arrived.  Which is actually a good thing: When you’re looking for something holiday-themed to do with friends or family, now that you’re seeing our list of Thanksgiving parades and Christmas lighting ceremonies for the Marin County area, you’ll know well in advance, which should reduce any possible holiday stress.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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Trick-or-Treat Times for Marin County

Halloween 2015 Novato CA and San Francisco 

Halloween is rapidly approaching, and we at Novato Toyota are pumped about it.  Every year, the holiday is an excuse to gorge on chocolate and other sweets without feeling guilty (well, less guilty than normal).  And we have some more good news: We have compiled a list of Halloween-themed events that will help you maximize both candy and safety for your children.

Please bear in mind some basic Halloween safety tips: For example, children should be accompanied by an adult, and while trick-or-treating you and your children should stick to neighborhoods and events that you know are safe and family-friendly to ensure you have a great experience this Halloween.  All of the items below meet those criteria in our list of Halloween trick-or-treat times for Novato CA and the Marin County area. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Pit Stop! Express Maintenance Toyota Service

Have you ever marveled at the speed of NASCAR or Formula 1 pit crews? These crews work extremely fast, with a high level of precision, and with one goal: Get the car serviced and back on the track as quickly as possible. That’s how we treat the vehicles that come in for a Express Maintenance Toyota service.

Express Maintenance Toyota Service - Novato ToyotaWe don’t have an actual pit crew at Novato Toyota, but we do have factory-trained technicians who work with similar speed and precision when you bring your car in for Express Maintenance. They also have a goal to get your vehicle serviced quickly with a quality inspection so that you can get back on the road as soon as possible. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Marin & Sonoma Events for Summer

The Lazy Days of Summer

There is always plenty to do in Marin and Sonoma Counties, especially in the summer–usually more than any of us can actually do. Hopefully you’ll have time to sit back and relax during these “lazy days of Summer.” Here are just a few options to check out as you plan your Summer Fun. Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses! Read the rest of this entry >>